‘Today very different situation from March’

The expert explains that now patients gradually arrive at the hospital and therefore it is easier to give each of them the right assistance. In the spring this was not possible

The new wave of Covid-19 it is very different from that of March. This was supported by Sergio Harari, director of the Pneumology Unit of the San Giuseppe Hospital in Milan, during an interview with Sky TG24. “In March we had a shock wave of very seriously ill patients. Today thewave it is much more gradual: the number of patients arrives in a numerically more distributed way and we have the opportunity to assist everyone, which in March was much more difficult ”, explains the pulmonologist. Speaking of the decline in ICU admissions and mortality in general, Harari says that semi-intensive care has had and continues to play an important role in this regard. “We have learned to better manage patients, even if we do not have specific treatments for Sars-CoV-2. Furthermore, patients arrive earlier, so we are able to manage them more quickly ”, he adds.

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As for a possible cure to the Covid-19, Harari confirms that for now there is no specific. “We only have one antiviral, remdesivir, which plays a certain role, but only in patients with some specific characteristics. We are still a long way from having effective antiviral treatment. Basically we are based on heparin and cortisone “. The expert underlines the importance of undergoing the flu vaccine: “It will allow us to ease the pressure that will be on the National Health Service and that we are already starting to see these days”. “I believe that the medical and nursing staff will respond with the same sense of belonging and responsibility that they did in March. However, I believe that the impossible cannot be expected from personnel who have already given a great deal. I believe that adequate personnel and structural resources must be allocated. In this sense, I believe that joining the ESM is essential to support the healthcare sector in this difficult time ”, concludes Harari.

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